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Barrow Active

is seeking to find and acquire an established Irish SME with growth potential. We specialise in providing a smooth transition for exiting shareholders by taking an active role in day-to-day business operations.

Investment Criteria

Privately held Irish SME with a track record of profitability

Good growth potential either organically, in new markets or via acquisition

No clear exit or succession plan in place for the business owner

Shareholder seeking flexible deal structuring and an orderly transition

Will consider all sectors excluding retail, hospitality and construction



Morgan McElligott
Director – Barrow Active

Barrow Active was established by Morgan McElligott in early 2020. Prior to this, Morgan worked with DCC plc for 8 years. DCC is a leading sales, marketing and support services group with operations in 20 countries and is listed on the FTSE 100.

Morgan held a number of roles during his time in DCC gaining extensive operational, financial and transactional experience across DCC's diverse range of industries and geographies. Most recently, he was Director of Development for the Retail & Oil division and a member of its senior management team. DCC Retail & Oil is the second largest division in the DCC Group with a reported operating profit of £135 million in 2019.

Before DCC, Morgan spent four years in KPMG Corporate Finance in Dublin where he qualified as a chartered accountant. Morgan was brought up in a family business which has been operating for several generations. He is currently living in Dublin.

Barrow Active is supported by a small group of experienced private investors including senior industry executives and successful Irish business people.

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